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A selection of works

December 21, 2018

1988 Was the Most Important Year for Craft Beer

For Thrillist I dove into the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential years in craft beer, 1988, which saw breweries like Great Lakes, Deschutes, Rogue, Brooklyn and Goose Island launch.

September 05, 2018

The Athletic Feature on Joel Chimelis

Joel Chimelis never made had an at-bat in the Major Leagues, despite a brief callup. Now a coach in the New York Mets organization - his childhood team - he has a World Series ring after a career of twists and turns.

August 17, 2018

Gear Patrol Feature on Long Road Distillers

A profile on the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based company Long Road Distillers and its commitment to making spirits the right way and with as many Michigan ingredients as they can.

June 28, 2018

The Athletic Feature on Jeff McNeil

New York Mets prospect Jeff McNeil stayed hot following his call up to the Triple-AAA Las Vegas 51s and shortly after, was called up to the Big Leagues and excelled. 

March 20, 2018

Q&A with Iron Chef Morimoto

Hanging out and writing about food in Las Vegas, this opportunity popped up for a Q&A with Chef Morimoto.

March 01, 2018

Nevada Business Magazine Golden Knights Cover Feature

With the NHL's newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, obliterating every expansion record, I tapped into the launch of the team and its first major corporate sponsor, City National Bank.

January 01, 2020

Sumatra Mountain Brown Review

A profile of Founders Brewing Sumatra Mountain Brown through the eyes of Sam Mirto, director of coffee at Ferris Coffee & Nut, the company supplying the brewery with the coffee. 

January 11, 2018

Having a Beer with ... Chef Robert Irvine

A Q&A with celebrity chef Robert Irvine from his Las Vegas restaurant. 

January 01, 2018

Weighing The Options: Owning Versus Leasing Commercial Real Estate

A look at renting vs. owning commercial real estate in Nevada in 2018.

December 01, 2017

Founders Built a Portfolio, Then Found a Flagship

A profile on Founders Brewing's portfolio of beers and how it keeps growing.

January 01, 2020

Founders taps into the business of beer

A GRBJ story on the executive team formation which has helped Founders Brewing Co. grow into one of the largest breweries in the country while maintaining a 40-plus percent growth rate.

March 03, 2017

Looking for Hope and Beer in Havana

After a trip to Cuba, I wrote a feature for Conde Nast's beer site, October.

February 08, 2017

Michigan, The Next Big Hops Producer?

Profiled the budding Michigan hop industry for October.

January 27, 2017

Geraniums, Christmas Trees, and Pee: Hopslam's Rich Approach

One of the first reviews for the Conde Nast beer website October, I spoke with Bell's Brewery Director of Operations John Mallett to help set the standard for the website's unique approach at reviews.

May 12, 2015

The Best Wine, Beer and Spirits of the North

A quick guide of some of the beverages in the upper Midwest on Gear Patrol.

March 01, 2012

Everybody loves Draymond

Covering the 2011-2012 Michigan State University Men's Basketball team allowed me to travel the country following a great team and a historic player, Draymond Green. For senior day, I recapped his time at Michigan State.

July 26, 2010

A city piece by piece

The middle of Michigan Press Association award-winning, three-part series on the past, present and future of East Lansing. 

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